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Dying Laughing (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy, Drama | 24 February 2017 (USA)
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The craft, creative process and complicated lives of stand-up comedians.





Credited cast:
Max Alexander ... Himself
Stephen K. Amos Stephen K. Amos ... Himself
David A. Arnold ... Himself
Dave Attell ... Himself
Bill Bellamy ... Himself
Sandra Bernhard ... Herself
Langdon Bosarge ... Himself
Frankie Boyle ... Himself
Jo Brand ... Herself
Neal Brennan ... Himself
Jimmy Brogan ... Himself
Cocoa Brown ... Herself
Darren Carter Darren Carter ... Himself
Cedric the Entertainer ... Himself
Kevin Christy ... Himself


Whilst painters, writers, musicians even dancers are talked about as Artists, stand-up comedians are often regarded as mere entertainers - yet their work has possibly more direct effect on an audience than any other art form. These are social and cultural commentators who at their best can change the way we think about important matters whilst making us howl with laughter. A stand-up comedian must be the writer, the director and the star performer, and unlike any other performance there is no rehearsal, no practice, no safety net, the stand-up can only work in front of a live audience - with feedback being instantaneous and often brutal. For most people baring their soul to then have an audience boo or heckle them would be a life-changing trauma, for stand-ups it's a weekly challenge. DYING LAUGHING is a unique glimpse into the agony and ecstasy of performance along with an singular examination into the day-to-day life of a professional stand-up.

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The agony and the ecstasy of being a Stand-up Comedian - and the boring life bits in between.


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Release Date:

24 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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4045 Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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...Because Comedians Never Know When to Shut Up
6 September 2017 | by matthewssilverhammerSee all my reviews

How many talking heads docs about comedians talking about comedy do we need? Apparently one more…. The stories are good as always, but this one is hit with a crate of unnecessary pretension (black and white? Really?). Kevin Pollack's "Misery Loves Comedy" is similar, but is better and more focused; watch that instead.

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